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Year 9
Parents’ Information Evening
2023
Tuesday 10th October 2023
Mr Langton - Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 3.
• Welcome to tonight’s parents’ information evening.
• Mr Limon – year 9 overview.
• Mr Langton – progress checks and the GCSE options’ process.
• Mr Tester – behaviour and safeguarding.
• Opportunity for questions.
Mr Limon:
• Year 9 overview
Yr. 9 support structure
• Head of year: Mr Limon
• Form tutor: First point of contact
• Subject teacher: Subject specific
• Pastoral team: Miss Bolashodun,
Miss Titus, Miss George, Ms Kahlon.
• BOA Lead : Ms Kahlon
• Linked HOH: Miss Howarth
Form Tutor
9A1 Miss Kay
9A2 Mr Welch
9B1 Mr Taylor
9B2 Dr Fahy
9F1 Mr Hoy
9F2 Mr Blackwell
9N1 Ms Sterlini
9N2 Mr Capaldi
9R1 Ms Rodriguez-Parrizas
9R2 Ms McGrath
Form time programme
Day Daily Checks Activity
Monday
• Uniform
• Equipment
• Achievements &
behaviour
• Reminder of detentions
• Attendance/punctuality
Notices & Equipment
Tuesday No Form time
Wednesday Assembly/Maths Support
Thursday Tutor Activity
Friday The Big Read
Attendance &
Punctuality
Punctuality:
• 0 lates = average of 0.49 above expected in each
subject
• 10 lates+ = average of 0.45 below expected in
each subject
Attendance:
• 93% attendance to school will give a students a 73% chance of achieving their GCSE target grades.
• Below 90% attendance will give students only a 27% of achieving their GCSE target grades.
• If attendance improves by 1%, attainment improves by 5-6% (DfE).
Student target is
97% attendance
Homework
• Students will be set regular homework by
teachers to consolidate learning in the classroom.
• Parents can access via ‘Show My Homework’
Support:
Homework club:
• Monday – Wednesday: 3.15-4pm in the LSU.
Library:
• Monday: 3.15 - 4.45pm
• Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 3.15 - 4pm
‘My Ed’ app
This application provides information such as:
• Behaviour logs
• Attendance
• House points
• Progress checks
• Messages
How to support your child
• Provide a suitable environment for your child to work
• Minimise distractions (where possible)
• Check SMHW
• Log in to My Ed to track the conduct of your child
• Encourage your child to attend homework club if required
• Encourage your child to UNPLUG everyday
• Encourage good eating and sleeping habits
• Positive reinforcement and belief
• Promote high aspirations
Achievements
Each year in the summer term we organise a
rewards event to reward students who have
demonstrated impeccable standards throughout
the year.
Criteria:
• Attendance of 97% and above (extenuating
circumstances taken into account)
• Punctuality to school and lessons
• Conduct in and around the school
• Low number of and nature of behaviour logs
• Attitude to learning (based on progress
checks)
• Respect shown to students and staff
Mr Langton:
• Dynamic Progress Reporting/Progress checks
• GCSE options’ process
Dynamic Progress Reporting – DPR
https//:dpr.education
New system as of this year
Designed to give parents and pupils real time information regarding progress.
We look at how pupils’ are achieving across all subjects.
Benchmarks based on pupils’ KS2 CAT scores and the level that we feel that
could be achieved.
Referenced against the key learning objectives for the subject (10).
1st Year 9 progress check will be at the end of the term.
We also look at attitude to learning, attendance and behaviour logs.
Interventions occur via departments, Mr Limon and form tutors.
The year 9 options’ process key dates
The Options process will start in February 2024.
Mr Towsey will run Options Workshops for all Year 9s as well as overseeing the
process, (gtowsey@westhatch.net)
Application forms online and information online.
Option choices based on a number of factors such as academic progress, attitude
and behaviour. DPR will be referred to.
More information will be sent during February 2024.
Mr Tester:
• Behaviour and safeguarding updates info
Typical year 9 behaviour issues
- Persistent disruption
- Failure to attend detentions
- Mobile phone issues
- Substance misuse
Questions
Thank you:
• Thank you for taking the time to come along
and listen to this information this evening.
Questions:
• If you have any questions please feel free to
come and speak to one of us before leaving
this evening.

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Information Evening - Year 9

  • 1. Year 9 Parents’ Information Evening 2023 Tuesday 10th October 2023
  • 2. Mr Langton - Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 3. • Welcome to tonight’s parents’ information evening. • Mr Limon – year 9 overview. • Mr Langton – progress checks and the GCSE options’ process. • Mr Tester – behaviour and safeguarding. • Opportunity for questions.
  • 3. Mr Limon: • Year 9 overview
  • 4. Yr. 9 support structure • Head of year: Mr Limon • Form tutor: First point of contact • Subject teacher: Subject specific • Pastoral team: Miss Bolashodun, Miss Titus, Miss George, Ms Kahlon. • BOA Lead : Ms Kahlon • Linked HOH: Miss Howarth Form Tutor 9A1 Miss Kay 9A2 Mr Welch 9B1 Mr Taylor 9B2 Dr Fahy 9F1 Mr Hoy 9F2 Mr Blackwell 9N1 Ms Sterlini 9N2 Mr Capaldi 9R1 Ms Rodriguez-Parrizas 9R2 Ms McGrath
  • 5. Form time programme Day Daily Checks Activity Monday • Uniform • Equipment • Achievements & behaviour • Reminder of detentions • Attendance/punctuality Notices & Equipment Tuesday No Form time Wednesday Assembly/Maths Support Thursday Tutor Activity Friday The Big Read
  • 6. Attendance & Punctuality Punctuality: • 0 lates = average of 0.49 above expected in each subject • 10 lates+ = average of 0.45 below expected in each subject Attendance: • 93% attendance to school will give a students a 73% chance of achieving their GCSE target grades. • Below 90% attendance will give students only a 27% of achieving their GCSE target grades. • If attendance improves by 1%, attainment improves by 5-6% (DfE). Student target is 97% attendance
  • 7. Homework • Students will be set regular homework by teachers to consolidate learning in the classroom. • Parents can access via ‘Show My Homework’ Support: Homework club: • Monday – Wednesday: 3.15-4pm in the LSU. Library: • Monday: 3.15 - 4.45pm • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 3.15 - 4pm
  • 8. ‘My Ed’ app This application provides information such as: • Behaviour logs • Attendance • House points • Progress checks • Messages
  • 9. How to support your child • Provide a suitable environment for your child to work • Minimise distractions (where possible) • Check SMHW • Log in to My Ed to track the conduct of your child • Encourage your child to attend homework club if required • Encourage your child to UNPLUG everyday • Encourage good eating and sleeping habits • Positive reinforcement and belief • Promote high aspirations
  • 10. Achievements Each year in the summer term we organise a rewards event to reward students who have demonstrated impeccable standards throughout the year. Criteria: • Attendance of 97% and above (extenuating circumstances taken into account) • Punctuality to school and lessons • Conduct in and around the school • Low number of and nature of behaviour logs • Attitude to learning (based on progress checks) • Respect shown to students and staff
  • 11. Mr Langton: • Dynamic Progress Reporting/Progress checks • GCSE options’ process
  • 12. Dynamic Progress Reporting – DPR https//:dpr.education New system as of this year Designed to give parents and pupils real time information regarding progress. We look at how pupils’ are achieving across all subjects. Benchmarks based on pupils’ KS2 CAT scores and the level that we feel that could be achieved. Referenced against the key learning objectives for the subject (10). 1st Year 9 progress check will be at the end of the term. We also look at attitude to learning, attendance and behaviour logs. Interventions occur via departments, Mr Limon and form tutors.
  • 13. The year 9 options’ process key dates The Options process will start in February 2024. Mr Towsey will run Options Workshops for all Year 9s as well as overseeing the process, (gtowsey@westhatch.net) Application forms online and information online. Option choices based on a number of factors such as academic progress, attitude and behaviour. DPR will be referred to. More information will be sent during February 2024.
  • 14. Mr Tester: • Behaviour and safeguarding updates info
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  • 19. Typical year 9 behaviour issues - Persistent disruption - Failure to attend detentions - Mobile phone issues - Substance misuse
  • 20. Questions Thank you: • Thank you for taking the time to come along and listen to this information this evening. Questions: • If you have any questions please feel free to come and speak to one of us before leaving this evening.